March 31, 2006

AIBR Article

This is an article written by Mr. Roger Knights, and posted on the AIBR website. The article discusses fingerprint DNA analysis - and how it could help in our research.

I find myself agreeing with Mr. Knights often. Current methods of investigation used by Law Enforcement officials and their testing, could be very helpful in this research.. But, we have to be willing to learn and use them.

Mr. Knights has other articles on the AIBR site as well, and his comments are always worth the read.

Just my opinion as always.

March 25, 2006

Biscardi Bigfoot Tour.

Well, seeing how I started this, I think I should make my final comments on this issue of Biscardi and his 8 state tour to capture a bigfoot "ALIVE"!!!

I did check his website daily, nice pictures of the areas he visited were there. I did see pictures of what they said were tracks. But, I did not see a picture of a bigfoot captured "ALIVE". I am not surprised by this. During his tour across the country he managed to find more Media opportunities than he did evidence of bigfoot. Now, Im not saying finding this animal is easy, but you wont find this animal sitting in a restaurant or gabbing it up with your pals on the hillside, or giving an interview to the local media. I am sure I will hear - "But, he did all that when the research hours were over".. Yeah, well - when my research hours are over - I sleep, especially when I have to be back at it the next night.

So, in my opinion -- Bigfoot wins again !!!!!!!! lmao. Biscardi is empty handed, which makes me more than happy. I will say this. Had I not read the comments of Mr. Biscardi - saying "No one in this field of research does it as good as he does" and his other pot shots at us, I may have totally backed off. He is right though in part - I and others I know, do not research the way he does. We do not make the claims he has, we also haven't been thrown off programs. So, if that makes him the "World Famous Bigfoot Researcher" - he can have the title.

I will admit - I was a bit worried... What if Biscardi had found "proof" during his tour of the country? Well, I would have had to eat my words.. But, I simply reminded myself, if finding this animal was as easy as Biscardi says - he wouldn't have had to go on a Nationwide Tour. :)

So, what's next for Biscardi? Don't know - his website is down, exceeded his bandwidth, whatever that means. :) Im sure we will be hearing from him, as he loves the attention of the Media.

Just my opinion as always. :)

Calling all Bigfoot Hunters.

New Strait Times Online article.

Johor serious about search for Bigfoot

OHOR BARU: The Johor Government is fully committed to investigating the Johor Bigfoot phenomenon and will not condone any destruction of "evidence" that could prove the creature’s presence.

State Tourism and Environment Committee chairman Freddie Long said it was therefore wrong to accuse the State Forestry Department of destroying purported Bigfoot footprints found in secondary forest at Kampung Temening in Kota Tinggi.

Long said the bulldozing of a 10m stretch of forest, where giant footprints and "evidence" were found on a tarred road and muddy forest floor last month, could have been done by the land owner.

"The land on which this evidence was found is private land and we have no jurisdiction to do anything there," he said in response to a New Straits Times article yesterday, which reported that authorities had plugged the unregulated tourist influx from Singapore to the village area by bulldozing the secondary forest where the Bigfoot evidence was found.

Asked why the State Government had not advised villagers in the area on ways to optimise on the eco-tourism potential of interest in Bigfoot, he said this was difficult as the villagers themselves did not believe the creature existed.

Long said he and officials from the Johor Wildlife and Forestry departments had together visited the spots where the Bigfoot footprints and "evidence" were discovered.

"We could not find solid evidence of Bigfoot there and we found that the people there remained unconvinced.

"As the Bigfoot ‘evidence’ is largely on private land in Kota Tinggi, there is little we can do to promote Bigfoot tours."

Long said the state Bigfoot research steering committee was searching Johor jungles for evidence.

He said since Dec 30, the Johor National Park Corporation and state Wildlife and Forestry departments had carried out short expeditions in the jungles of Kahang, Endau-Rompin, Lenggor, Padang Temumbun and Sungai Semerong.

"The Bigfoot research steering committee, which I chair, has decided to organise the state’s official Bigfoot expedition on May 15 to 20.

"A total of seven scientists from local universities in various disciplines such as zoology, primatology and IT will join the expedition together with relevant government agencies and representatives from non-governmental organisations."

Long also clarified that the State Government had not banned foreign Bigfoot experts and enthusiasts from investigating the Bigfoot phenomenon in Johor.

"They can send in their applications to us and we will arrange for them to carry out their studies as soon as the local expedition is completed by the end of May," he said.

He urged those with information on Bigfoot to contact the committee’s hotline at 07-2222221. He said the committee would promptly investigate any sightings.

Website Link

March 20, 2006

What do you think?

New Video by Mary Green

Well, we have a new video taken on the Janice Carter Coy Ranch. Well, I say new, because its new to me, but I have heard this isn't the first "round" this film has made. But none the less above is a link for that video. If you look in the grass near a barrel - you will see what appears to be something moving its head. All we see is a shot from about the chin up, of whatever it is. There is nothing I can find about the size of the subject of the video, there is nothing about the height of the grass, or the size of the barrel, I have no idea if there is a small hill blocking part of the view - there is nothing that gives me size to work with.

What is it? I don't know. The side profile is interesting, I don't think its a dog - the side profile would have given that away, could it be a person in a mask? Sure, I guess. I do hope more information comes out on this video - because there are a few questions I would like answered about it.

This whole issue of Janice and her farm, Fox and family - her book, Mary Green, the whole issue stirs the pot of emotion in this research community. I think part of that is Janice's reluctance and refusal for outside investigators to come onto her property and do their own independent investigation. Janice is afraid it will scare away her family of Bigfoot, I am not sure what to think in regards to this, and that brings into question the whole idea of "Habituation", is that not about getting an animal used to having humans around? You would think after 50 years the animals should be ready for a picnic, not running in fear from people and cameras. In my opinion Janice has made some extraordinary claims, and those claims should be challenged. Did she honestly think her comments and story would not stir the pot and cause some uproar? When she was profiled on National Geographic and she showed how Fox came to her door to ask for "Garlic" - that in and of itself was enough for me to quickly put on the breaks and say "Hold on"!! Then she tells us Bigfoot has a language and she attempts to recreate it for the cameras.

Do I know with all certainty Janice is not being honest with all of us - Nope. Maybe she is. But, you need to do more than tell the world these things - you must have proof of it. When you make the claim you must put forth your evidence as well. This is something that irritates me personally in this research. People put forth claims, and think I should just accept them at their word - sorry it doesn't work that way. I did not seek out Janice, she looked for this community - and put her story out for the world to decide, and if she wants to be taken seriously - its time for the evidence to come out. No more talk - show the world what you have. If your tired of the bigfoot community beating up you, and your story Janice, its time to come clean and tell us what you know, show us what you have that backs up your story. I say this because others have done this very samething - they have allowed themselves to be put under the microscope of criticism - and their work has stood the test of time. If your proof is just as solid (as it should be considering you say you have lived with Bigfoot for 50 years) then show us what you have, that makes us wrong. If you think Im calling you out - maybe I am Janice. Its time to show your hand. Allow a group of Independent Researchers on your property.

I can say without a doubt - if I had this kind of story, I would have had the best this research field has to offer, at my house a very long time ago. I do not know Mary Green - and this is no commentary on her credentials or background, but inviting others with experience, to help back your claim - would be very helpful.

Also, on a side note. I read one remark on a website stating a specific blog site has lost credibility for even posting this video. I would like to say this - You were on a Cryptozoology website, that is what they do. They post items that are of interest or about Cryptozoology to allow the world to see these things for what they are - and so the public can make up their own mind. To say this site has lost all credibility - is simply not fair. If you find my site a less than credible source for information now after I have posted this same video - I am sorry you will no longer be reading my blog, but the general public who has not seen this video or other pieces of information we as researchers have dissected and picked apart for years, will not understand the background behind these things - wouldn't it be better to have the public informed of what is going on, rather than just simply believing or not?? It is our job as researchers to educate and research whenever possible. We cannot ask people like Janice Coy to show all her proof - and not expect the general public to ask us to do the same - we must also be credible to the public as well as to other researchers. Or do we just expect the public who have little to no information on this undocumented animal to, just believe us cause we said so? I wont be doing that. This site is about putting out good information about this animal, whenever possible, and about educating the public as to what is out there - what we as researchers are still unsure of, or think is a hoax, and Im sure, that other blog site, is simply doing the same.

Lets not kill the messenger.

Just my opinion

March 19, 2006

Tete-A-Tete With... Bigfoot: Your water stinks? Sue us

I just read this, this morning - too funny, had to post it. :) Hope you enjoy it.

New Strait Times
Bigfoot Article

March 19 It was difficult, to say the least, but the New Sunday Times managed to track down the elusive Bigfoot for this revealing interview.

Q: First of all, thank you for granting us this interview.

A: You’re welcome. We thought it was about time.

Q: How much time?

A: Oh, 100,000 years or so. Just after that very bad Ice Age. Most of us froze to death, but some of us survived. We’ve been playing hide-and-seek with you people ever since.

Q: "We"? I take it there’s more than one of you?

A: Oh for heaven’s sake. You don’t suppose I am personally 100,000 years old, do you? I don’t look that bad.

No, there’s about 10,000 of us in all at the moment. We knew we didn’t belong and wouldn’t be wanted after the Pleistocene.

So, as the ice retreated and you little fellers started crawling out to infest the place, we followed the ice and fanned out over Asia and North America, hiding in the forests.

Q: You didn’t want to stick together?

A: You wouldn’t either, if you smelled like us. No, we prefer lots of space with good ventilation.

But I do have a wife and two kids. Would you like to see their pictures? Ha, gotcha! No photographic evidence.

Q: Indeed. So why have you waited until now to make yourself known here in Malaysia?

A: Because you’ve finally become irritating enough. Just kidding. You’ve always been irritating. But let me set the record straight. We have indeed made ourselves known to you, many times.

Some of us have even lived among you, distinguishing ourselves in the World Wrestling Federation.

We inspired many of your mythical figures, from Beowulf to Gatotkacha. We didn’t mean to, though.

We were just having a bit of fun scaring the pants off you every now and then. It was just a bit of sport.

Q: Many would find it difficult, if not impossible, to believe that you and your family could have hung out here for so long without being found. I mean, you’re … big.

A: I’ll let you in on a secret. It’s not that hard. You, however, are something else. Wanna see me hunch over and make like a sun bear?

How about this orang-utan impression? Oo-oo-oo! Hah. Easy-peasy. Over in Alaska we look like grizzly bears.

Get me some clothes and a razor, I’ll do some of your elected representatives.

Q: What do you eat?

A: Same stuff you would if you lived where we live. Bananas. Snakes.

Q: Humans?

A: Never! They’re poisonous.

Q: How come no one’s ever found your, um, waste?

A: Excuse me! I thought this was a serious interview. Puh-leeze. Hygiene, my boy. We do it in the rivers, of course. You bathe in them. Your water stinks? Sue us.

Q: What about your skeletons and such? Where do you bury your dead?

A: Landfills. And a couple of oil palm estates in Johor. Any further questions?

Q: Perhaps you could tell us your plans for the future?

A: Well, let’s see. Maybe a college degree, run for Parliament, push for a seat in the UN. Just kidding.

We’re quite all right as we are, thank you. You don’t bother us, we won’t bother you.

We’d just like you to know we’re out there, and if you remove the wilderness we’ll have no choice but to take over your cities, no problem.

You think King Kong inspired us? It was the other way around, baby. You wouldn’t want to see me climb your Petronas Towers and take out a couple of your Sukhois. Messy.

March 2, 2006

Very Interesting Article

I just read this article on the AIBR Website.
by: Charles McGrath
Source: New Scientist
Date January 22, 2003

Check it out for yourself.

Back for some thoughts :)

Hi everyone :) I first want to apologize, as I have not updated this blog recently :( At times my work and life keep me very busy - whether I like it or not. I have been trying very hard to keep up on all events, but not much seems to be new.. The Malaysia ordeal is still ongoing, I keep seeing the same story coming out on the google alert - but with different twists.. This story has me wondering - I must admit. First of all, do I think there is an entire Colony of Bigfoot in Malaysia? No I dont. While it is possible they have something, I do not think it's what we are reading about in the news.

Question I have is - what will happen if the Malaysian officials do not put out their evidence of this colony soon? Will they lose credibility in this search? If this is all for tourism, could this backfire on them? I never had Malaysia on my list of "places to see", so my vacation plans will not change regardless of what happens, but is this a sign of things to come? I can see the Ad Campaign now "Come to Malaysia, see a bigfoot" :) lmao.